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Category: Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts

  • Sarah Dougher — 

    LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Globally recognized social media star, filmmaker and alumnus, Zach King (’12), will deliver Biola University’s Spring 2024...

  • Biola Moves Up on The Wrap’s Top Film School Ranking

    Biola’s Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts recognized for continued growth

    Jenna Mindel — 

    Biola University’s Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts is one of the top 50 film schools in the nation according to entertainment news site, The...

  • Biola University Ranked a Best College in America Again

    Niche.com highlights Biola for film and music programs

    Abi Goosen — 

    Biola University is recognized as one of the best colleges in America by Niche.com’s latest ranking — “2024 Best Colleges.” The website highlights...

  • Alumnus is Video Editor at Studio that Made New Mario Brothers Movie

    Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts Alumnus Ryan West’s perseverance in industry landed him the job with Illumination Entertainment

    Nate Bell — 

    How did alumnus Ryan West (’18) go from editing student films in high school to working on The Super Mario Brothers, a film that grossed over a...

  • Student Film to Air on KCET, Finalist in Fine Cut Competition

    The short film is gaining attention across the festival circuit

    Nate Bell — 

    Under Refurbishment, a Biola University student film shot and completed in 2022, is the recipient of serious attention on the festival circuit....

  • Hollywood Reporter Recognizes Biola as a Best Local Film School

    The accolade is one of many the Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts has recently received

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    Biola University’s Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts is one of the best local film schools according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Snyder...

  • Variety Magazine Names Biola a Top Film School in North America

    Biola’s Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts is featured in Variety’s entertainment education report for the sixth consecutive year

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    For the sixth consecutive year, Variety Magazine, a top industry publication, named Biola University’s Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts as a...

  • “The Wrap” Ranks Biola as a Top Film School Again

    Biola was recognized by “The Wrap” for its notable growth in enrollment and future facility expansion

    Emily Marsh — 

    Biola University’s Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts is one of the top 50 film schools in the nation according to entertainment news site, The...

  • Cinema & Media Arts Alumnus Continues Career as Entertainment Marketing Producer

    La Shawn Rivers (’05) produces trailers, TV spots and promos for motion picture studios, streaming services and broadcast television

    Nate Bell — 

    Effective marketing of a movie involves time, ingenuity and a lot of moving parts. La Shawn Rivers (’05) knows that better than most. An alumnus of...

  • Biola Alumna Supports Artists and Culture Changers

    Bethany Wearden is using her film background to encourage creativity through partnership and advocacy

    Nate Bell — 

    Bethany Wearden (B.A. ’08) found her calling supporting artists full-time with an immigrant justice organization called Define American, where she...

  • Biola Alumnus Produces Comic Book for King Studio

    Kip Henderson (’19) wrote and created a comic book based on creator and influencer Zach King

    Nate Bell — 

    Where did YouTube magician Zach King (’12) get his powers? This question is answered in a new comic book by artist and author alumnus Kip Henderson...

  • “The Wrap” Ranks Biola’s Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts as a Top Film School Again

    Location, expert faculty and an anticipated new $76 million building earned Biola’s spot on the list

    Sarah Dougher — 

    For the second year in a row, Biola University’s Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts has been recognized as one of the nation’s top film schools...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumni Collaborate on Independent Feature Film

    Space Waves explores friendship, romance and life in a small town

    Nate Bell — 

    Two friends in the film Space Waves endeavor to catapult their podcast to the top of the iTunes chart. Spencer Whiteout (’18) and Andrew Baer (’...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Launches Her Career at Disney

    Sierra Stoltzfus (’20) shares how her internship led to her first industry job

    Nate Bell — 

    Sierra Stoltzfus (’20) had been applying for internships with Disney since her junior year at Biola University. As a Snyder School of Cinema and...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumnus Debuts Feature Film at Christian Film Festival

    Marco Zambrana (’19) wrote and directed “Rubaru,” a drama about the trials of marriage

    Nate Bell — 

    Alumnus Marco Zambrana (’19) directed the feature-length film “Rubaru” during his senior year at Biola University’s Snyder School of Cinema and...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Receives Blackstone Legal Fellowship

    Sofia Silva (’19) is training for a career in entertainment business law

    Nate Bell — 

    During her junior year of high school, alumna Sofia Silva (’19) decided she wanted to pursue film and study it in a Christian environment. When...

  • Variety Magazine Names Biola One of the Best Film Schools in the World

    Biola’s Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts is highlighted in Variety’s entertainment education report for fourth consecutive year

    Joe Conway — 

    Biola University’s SnyderSchool of Cinema and Media Arts is listed as one of 50 best film schools around the world by Variety’s recently released...

  • On Set During COVID-19: Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Shares Her Experience

    Rebecca Baliko (’20) entered the film industry at the height of the pandemic

    Nate Bell — 

    Rebecca Baliko (’20) graduated from Biola University during what is arguably the most chaotic period of the COVID-19 crisis. With less than two...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Joins the Directors Guild of America

    Olivia Hernandez (’14) finished her DGA training in January

    Nate Bell — 

    Alumna Olivia Hernandez (’14) wanted a career as an AD — assistant director — ever since she was a freshman at Biola University. An AD is the...

  • Alumnus Releases Book on American Filmmaker Terrence Malick

    Joshua Sikora (’06) takes a deeper look into filmmaker Terrence Malick in his book 'A Critical Companion to Terrence Malick'

    Nate Bell — 

    Since graduating from Biola University’s Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts in 2006, Joshua Sikora has produced and distributed several...

  • Alumnus Tom McCarty’s Recent Film “Mank” Nominated for Six Golden Globes

    McCarty shares about his journey working in the film industry and his most recent project

    Nate Bell — 

    Tom McCarty (’96) is one of the busiest Biola University alumni working in the entertainment industry today. Since graduating from Biola...

  • Biola University Alumnus Nominated for Prestigious Cinematography Award

    Andrés Aragón (’19) is one of five nominees recognized for the American Society of Cinematography 2020 Student Heritage Award

    Sarah Dougher — 

    On Jan. 12, 2021, Biola University alumnus Andrés “Andy” Aragón (’19) sat in a Zoom call and learned exciting news. Aragón found out that he had...

  • Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts Creatively Adjusts to Remote Learning

    In response to COVID-19, film professors adapted to make a film education accessible for students remotely

    Vanessa Morales — 

    Media Production is a collaborative hands-on major at Biola University’s Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts. Due to the pandemic, the school...

  • Student-Directed Film is First Ever Student Film to be Widely Distributed

    Director and writer Calen Coates (’18) overcame difficulties while shooting the film to eventually secure it a spot on Amazon Prime Video

    Sarah Dougher — 

    Alumnus Calen Coates (’18) had the idea in mind for his recent film Wrapped during his senior year of high school. Once he came to study at Biola...

  • Nate Bell — 

    Biola University Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts alumnus Brian Ulrich (’12) wrote, produced, and directed his first feature, Last Three...